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3/6/18 LOCAL DEMOCRATS – March 6 e-news

posted Mar 28, 2018, 11:25 PM by Douglas County Democrats

Dear NCW Democrats and Friends, 

Nearly 40 Democrats turned out to help FLIP THE 8th & 4th CDs last Sunday.  Thank you all for spending the time to learn more about the work we can do to elect Democrats to represent us.  Maria Beltran and Dylan Cate of the Washington State Democratic organization did an excellent job of instruction. 

We have busy times ahead, so let’s get to it! 


·         TUESDAY 3/6, 10a—noon —Take a Democratic “Coffee Break” at Pybus Mkt (near “Ice” restaurant), drop in for a few minutes or stay an hour to discuss politics and learn about upcoming events. 

·         WEDNESDAY 3/7, 6:30p Meet-n-greet reception /7p Comments by candidate, Q&A – Meet CD8 candidate, BRAYDEN OLSON, at Douglas County Fire District #2 Meeting Room (377 Eastmont Ave, E Wenatchee).  Come meet Brayden and hear about his plans to work for us in Congress!  Bring friends—let’s show him we’re glad he’s running! , comments by Brayden, Q&A.  Minimal business meeting will be conducted.  NOTE: Candidate Shannon Hader, will not be able to attend this meeting, but will be in town on 3/12 (see below). 



·         PCOs and others interested: 2 things—


o   May 14—18: Every two years, those wishing to become the Democratic Party representative for their neighborhood must file for public election to office to become a Precinct Committee Officers.  This year, the time to do this is during the week of May 14—18.  If you are currently a PCO, expect a call from your county chair to discuss continuing in your role—we want you!  If you’re interested in becoming a PCO, let’s talk!  We’ll send more information out soon.  PCOs elected in August, serve for a 2 year term which begins in early December of the election year.  There are no limits to the number of terms one may serve.

o   Saturday, March 24, 10a start time, location tba:  Every two years, in every county and legislative district around WA state,  we hold a caucus and a county convention.  In presidential election years, the caucus serves the purpose of allowing you to discuss the attributes of the presidential candidates and elect delegates/alternates to carry your voice to the state and national Democratic Party.  This year, we have no presidential election, but we do have a caucus.  At the caucus, Democrats will gather to elect a small number of delegates (2 for Chelan, 1 for Douglas Co) who will attend the WA-Dem State Convention on June 17-18.  The work delegates do at the state convention is to adopt the WA-Dem State Party platform for 2018-2019. All Democrats are welcome to participate.  The other work conducted on that date is the updating and adoption of our local county Democratic Party platform.  Again, you are welcome to participate. 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR (Other ally organization or candidate-sponsored) 

Many events will be added throughout the year, but here are some upcoming local dates to consider: 

·         Mult dates: “Coffee Break” at Pybus, no-host gathering of Dems 1st/3rd Tues ea mo.  All are welcome! (3/6, 3/20, 4/3, 4/17, etc)

·         Multi dates: NCWDem Gen Mtg, DCFD#2 Mtg Rm, E Wen, 1st Wed ea mo.  All are welcome. (4/4, 5/2, etc)

·         Multi dates: “Taste ‘O Politics” at Pybus-Jones Tasting Rm or location tba, no-host gathering of Dems last Thurs ea mo. All welcome! (3/29, 4/26…)

·         3/12: Dr Shannon Hader meet-n-greet, 6—7:30p, Warm Springs B&B, 1611 Love Lane, Wenatchee, RSVP: or 253-227-4954

·         3/14: March For Our Lives school walkouts, 10a (17min), numerous area high schools/college, details tba

·         3/14: Naturalization Ceremony, West Side HS, 6p

·         3/19: UNITE Wen Valley 5:30—8p, sign-making for the march and other activities

·         3/19: NCWUnited, Heroes Narrative: an interactive training, 5:30--8p Wenatchee River Institute, Leavenworth

·         3/24: Dem County Conventions/Caucuses, 10a, location tba

·         3/24: March For Our Lives, details tba

·         3/28: Community for the Advancement of Family Education (CAFÉ) monthly meeting, 5:30 potluck/6:30-8p program

·         3/29 Taste O’ Politics, Pybus Jones, 5-7p

·         4/4: General Mtg, E Wen, Kim Schrier/Jason Rittereiser

·         4/24: SPECIAL ELECTION

·         4/27-29: NCWDem Nason Cr Rest Area fundraiser, need volunteers

·         5/15-18: Candidate Filing Dates (become a PCO or run for other elected office!)

·         6/16-17: WA-Dem State Convention, Wenatchee

·         tbd: CD8/CD4 Candidate Forum and candidate visits, tba

·         7/15: NCW Democrats Summer Picnic, Hydropark, E Wenatchee, 5—8p

·         8/7: PRIMARY ELECTION

·         8/12: NCW Democrats Summer Ice Cream Social, Walla Walla Point Pk Shelter 1, 5—7

Please get in touch if you have comments or questions.


Karen Keleman, Chair, Douglas County Democrats (509-630-3055)

Bill Miller, Chair, Democrats of Chelan County (425-444-9598)

Dan Maher, Chair, 12th  LD Democrats (509-433-7336)